Doubts over Galway Pele goal
Last Updated: 30/06/14 12:18pm
The Romford Pele: Might not run in the Plate
Rebecca Curtis fears a big hike in the weights may rule The Romford Pele out of the Galway Plate.
Curtis had been favouring a crack at the valuable highlight of the seven-day fixture later this summer.
But after turning Sunday's John Smith's Summer Cup at Uttoxeter into a bit of a procession, The Romford Pele is likely to have to lump a big weight around the Ballybrit venue, forcing Curtis into a possible rethink.
"We'll just have to see what the handicapper does," said the Newport handler.
"He won't go over to Ireland if he gets a massive rise in the weights, it would be very difficult to win off nearly top weight.
"He's still a novice for next season so he could end up in some good races. If he doesn't go over he'll have a break now as he's been on the go for 12 months.
"Races like the Hennessy or some of the better novices will maybe be for him - you just don't know how good he could be, he's only seven.
"His jumping can still be a bit iffy but when he gets daylight he's fine.
"He could be very good."